Insurance Specialists of Virginia, Inc. named to President’s Club for Excellence in Jewelers Block Expertise

NEENAH, WIS. (May 27, 2014) – This week, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company recognized Insurance Specialists of Virginia, Inc. as one of its top agencies for their expertise in jewelers block insurance in recognition of their efforts to serve Jewelers Mutual’s commercial lines policyholders. The award was presented during the company’s National Sales Conference which draws agents from throughout the United States and Canada.

“Jewelers Mutual agents are the most knowledgeable jewelers block insurance experts in North America, and we are pleased to recognize their accomplishments,” said Jewelers Mutual’s President and CEO, Darwin Copeman. “Our agent partners play a key role in serving and protecting our policyholders. They are skilled in minimizing risk, assessing coverage needs, and, when the unthinkable happens, our policyholders count on them for advice and support as they recover from a loss. They are vital to our business.”


A life-long resident of Hampton Roads Virginia, Teresa Parsons, has been a licensed agent since 1989. Teresa has extensive knowledge as a generalist agent, but has been specializing in the Jewelry and Fine Art industry since 1997.

Teresa previously served on the board of the Virginia Jewelers Association and currently serves on the Retail Alliance Loss Prevention Task Force Committee.

As a consumer-agent advocate, she donates her time to insurance company committees, where she is able to work with the companies in developing new ideas and concepts for policyholders.

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  • Teresa is an outstanding agent. She protects, prepares, and informs us so well, it seems like she works for us. It’s like having your best friend handle the insurance for you. Teresa cares for us and protects us like no insurance agent we have ever had.

    Paul Witchie, Partner - Liljenquist & Beckstead
  • We here at Simply Unique Jewelry Designs opened our store with an direct writer insurance company.  Into the first year with them we met Teresa Parsons who was with Jewelers Mutual.  As we went through the first year, I received bulletins from Teresa about local robberies and casings that were going on in our area.  Our representative from the other company sent us nothing.  We did not even see him until it was just about renewal time

    For the next year I asked for a quote from Jewelers Mutual for the insurance protection we needed and when the quote came in from Teresa, not only was I pleasantly surprised, but for the matching coverage, it was even better than my current policy.

    The best part of my policy from Teresa is that she specially designs it for my type of business.  She interviewed me and asked lots of questions and made suggestions to cover me better in certain areas and did not try to sell me coverage I did not need.

    We have just renewed for our third year and our premiums have actually gone down from last year.  A total surprise to us, and a big high five for Teresa Parsons.  I consider her a partner in my business and can say she keeps Simply Unique’s best interest in mind when trying to get us the best coverage for the best price!

    Timothy W Wright, Owner and Goldsmith - Simply Unique
  • I thought my regular insurance was doing a great job until I started using Teresa.  As with most professionals, jewelry or not, experience makes all the difference!

    Dana Flanders, Owner - Crown Jewelers, Ltd.
  • I’ve been doing business with Teresa Parsons for many years, and find her to be the consummate professional.  She is completely knowledgeable in her field, and totally committed to helping her clients in a speedy and thorough manner.  She never drops the ball on communication and returning calls, and when research is needed, never fails to get back to me in short order. Teresa always leaves me with the impression that me and my business’ well-being are her top concern.

    Theresa Parsons, Owner - Gold Works
  • Teresa has been our agent since we opened our store. She is very kind, caring & passionate about her work. She is extremely ethical & we trust her completely. She is always available to answer our questions & help us in any way possible. A truly “hands on” agent. We would highly recommend her services to anyone. Thank you so much, Teresa!

    Liz & Susan, Owners - Charlie’s Jewelry
  • Teresa Parsons has been our Jewelers Mutual agent since we opened our own business. Her expertise and diligence in getting appropriate coverage for our jewelry store is unsurpassed. She is always available to answer any questions and will go out of her way to get you an answer. She is always working hard to help us protect our business. When we knew our store had just been cased we supplied her with information (descriptions and video) and, she immediately put information out to all of her clients. We believe that helped persuade the gang to leave town sooner than later. Remember insurance is only expensive until you need it! We couldn’t ask for a better agent, we highly recommend her.

    Pete & Debbie Nunez, Owners - Nunez Fine Jewelers
  • Teresa has been terrific for our insurance needs. We had to file two claims in 18 months. Both times, she has helped us stay calm, held our hands throughout the stressful times, and helped us resolve the problems as quickly as possible. Also, Jewelers Mutual treated us in a very compassionate, caring way. Teresa is a real pro and will do a great job for your company.

    Byron Baker, Owner - Baker’s Fine Jewelry
  • It is a pleasure indeed to work with Teresa on the jeweler’s block policy and other insurance matters. It is very gratifying to have someone like Teresa, who has the expertise and many years of experience in the field, yet is also so refreshingly courteous, enthusiastic, and supportive, free of any negativity and mental shackles that many people get inflicted with when they become established.

    Thank you for your assistance and I look forward to a working relationship for many years to come.

    Fouad Khoury, Owner - Khoury Bros, Ltd.

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